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their voices. they will play a very important role. it you are not going to be able to change washington solely from the inside. that is what the president has always believed, that we need the american people to keep pushing on washington and their leaders. you just cannot transfer this. people are not going to spend hours away from their families and their jobs contributing financially when it is are for them to do it unless they believe in the candidate. all of this, the door knocks, the contributions made, the phone calls made, or because these people believed in barack obama. for candidates who want to try and build a grass-roots campaign, it's not going to happen because there is a list are because you have the best technology. they have to build up the kind of emotional appeal so people are willing to go out there and spend their time and resources and provide their talents because they believe in someone and what they are offering. we are hopeful that many people that helped us this time will end up running for office themselves, are leading nonprofit, or playing enormously valuable rol
. the president knows he and i can work together. >> bill: i'm the most reasonable man in washington except eric cantor has a gun to my head. >> yeah. >> bill: and to show how totally in denial he is. >> i think this has been the host misreported story of my two years. we don't have a tea party caucus to speak of in the house. >> bill: maybe he should tell michele bachmann that who started the tea party caucus in the house. and tell the 63 tea party republicans that there is no tea party in the house. >> what is he doing? >> bill: i don't know. and again, all they do is lie. michele bachmann started the tea party caucus. maybe they don't always get their way, he can say, but they do. it is the tail wagging the dog we have seen that for the last two years under john boehner. he is not a bad guy, but he is not a leader, and he is not in charge. we'll get into that president obama coming up. and karl rove the total fool of this election season. but first. >> on this friday overhead lines making news. a 21-year-old man arrested after trying to rob nancy pelosi's house in california. h
me bring you in. speaker boehner said quote, i'm the most reasonable guy in washington, d.c. he was also asked about congressman paul ryan's pecking order with the house republicans. let me play what he said regarding where paul ryan the vp candidate, now stands with him. >> congressman paul ryan is he the leader of the republican party now? >> oh i wouldn't think so. paul ryan's a policy wonk. >> he's a policy wonk. basically right now i'm still the man. so how does speaker boehner, if he's the man and most reasonable guy in washington how does he get some of the conservatives, including even paul ryan a guy who is newly minted in some way with a little bit of juice, to come along? >> i think if you look at how this will actually unfold you find your answer tamron. the fact of the matter is a very small number of people will negotiate a deal or not. that includes speaker boehner. it includes majority leader reid and the white house. once they come up with a deal whatever it looks like it's going to be subject to an up or down vote. this isn't something you
for us this morning from washington. john boehner was the guy who said he didn't think a lame duck congress could do big things. what can be done in the next, what did i say, 53 days? >> well, maybe finding some sort of stopgap measure. some sort of framework on tax reform, soledad. i think that's the goal here. the fact is, house republicans and president obama and senate democrats, they don't really have a choice. they have to do something, and that became very clear yesterday when the cbo put out a report showing that if the country goes over the fiscal cliff you're looking at economic calamity. you're looking at unemployment ticking up, perhaps two points. you're looking at a recession next year. so, also listen to the conciliatory language that we're hearing from the hill and that we may be hearing from president obama when he speaks here at the white house this afternoon. listen to what john boehner also said about being reasonable. >> we can talk about all kinds of things we may disagree on. i'm the most reasonable, responsible person here in washington. the president knows
sevillia, thank you for coming by. up next, we'll be joined by david londoner, washington bureau chief of "the los angeles times." -- david lauter. >> c-span invites middle and high school students to send a message to the president. send president obama a short video, what he should consider in 2013 for a chance to win the grand prize of $5,000. close c-span studentcam is open to students grades 6-12. for complete rules, and go online to studentcam.org. >> c-span programming is good because they tried to cover both sides of the issue. not getting into offering their own opinions. there are very comprehensive about covering the house and senate and different -- other centers here in d.c. that would not normally be exposed to. >> jeff wrigh clutchest c-span -- wright watches c-span. >> i want my [inaudible] to be intensely journalistic. these days, you will miss the thing sutter influencing yourself and everything else. >> tom wolfe it is live from miami book for international. his book "back to blood," and his take on the city of miami. >> "washington journal" continues. host: "los an
now. >> thank you. one of the things that will happen in washington is we are going to start learning which senior members of the obama administration really only wanted to serve one term. is hillary clinton going to leave as secretary of state? is eric holder going to leave as attorney general? mr. geithner going to leave as secretary of treasury? the speculation is officially hot and heavy in washington as to who will stay on, who will leave and, of course, who will get the jobs of the people who do leave. everybody in washington is also now figuring out how they are going to work with president obama for another four years. how the politics of him earning a second term affects what he wants to do and how likely it is he is going to be able to do it. it probably was not an auspicious sign for that process when the president, right after his victory speech on tuesday night, right after he was done speak, as soon as he was done speaking, the night he wins a second term, after he gave that speech, he got on the phone and he tried to call the republican leader in the house and
something else today that i thought was important. washington is obsessed with the deficit but the deficit wasn't the first issue that he talked about. the first issue he talked about was creating jobs and the programs that he wants to push through for job training and community colleges and the like to help raise people's income and, again, i think that's very true to the constituency that elected him that, yes, people want the long-term fiscal problem solved but right now they are still interested in making sure this economy keeps moving forward. and, again, without claiming he has political capital, that's an issue where i think he's aligned not only with his own constituency but with a lot of other people, too. >> even in victory he reaches for consensus, chris. >> that's absolutely right. and he has gone above and beyond, no matter what the republicans say, he tried so hard to get republicans on board with health care to work with him time and time again and they just rebuffed him from the beginning. we'll see if they behaved this time around. >> we'll see. thank you for your time ton
in ruth marcus, columnist at "the washington post" and perry bacon, an msnbc contributor. what's your sense of this? are we setting up for a feisty but doable deal? but is it also possible we're in for a battle of epic proportions? >> yes to both questions. i think feisty is a great word. i think it is doable. whether that means it's going to get done is another question. and speaker boehner is in a delicate position. he would like to e get something done, but he's got an unruly boisterous caucus to be managing. >> i heard from a senator that he's going to need to bring in eric cantor somehow. he's going to have to enlist him if it's going to get done. we did get the preview yesterday. what's the president's strategy going to be? does he need to set an agenda for how to move forward? >> he's going to speak in generalities. he's not going to lay out a detailed, here's what i want to do five-point plan. i think that's smart. the best approach is to work this through congress with the white house being involved as well. take it as a patient process. >> let me play a little more from chuc
. why? can you take more from the middle class? of course, all washington agrees from that, don't take half from the defense contractors they must be defended. we're going to do a grand bargain instead. if we did nothing the bush tax cuts would expire. that's awesome. unemployment benefits would expire. that's bad. payroll tax cuts would expire. alternative minimum that would would be expiring. the alternative minimum tax needs to get fixed by both sides. i don't see what the big thing is. in fact, right now according to the deal, the grand bargain it would take $3 in spending cuts and only raise taxes by one dollar. they're looking at $4 trillion. let me do some quick math. at in the old thing they're trying to get rid of, they're trying to get rid of $2 trillion in spending cuts. in the other $3 trillion. they would take away like we were going to cult the defense contractors. they would get rid have that and take it all from the middle class and poor. i think this grand bargain is horrible! but no no, president obama says we must protect the defense contractors. in the middle of a d
in this together. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews back in washington. let me start tonight with this. the america that voted the other day is big, it is diverse, it is generous of heart. this is a country of old european roots, families that came here from africa in servitude as far back as four centuries ago. of new arriving groups from the rest of the americas and from south asia and from the asian pacific. we are a country of women who were created equal who stand by their rights to equality and respect and personal dignity not to be spoken about as if they are apart from the conversation, apart from a country that honors individual decision making. they're no longer sent into the other room while men discuss the big questions over brandy and cigars, nor are gay people -- no longer are they the other, people to be joked about, sequestered off as if they're not of us, deeply a part of our american family. yes, i said it, this was a generous election. forget this talk of sharp elbows, every man for himself, grab your tax cut and head out on your own and for your se
and his mandate. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start with this. the re-elected president did it today, he said what he's going to do, how he's going to lead. he's going do it like a world leader entering into negotiations with preconditions. those preconditions are now clear. a take back of the bush tax cuts from the very top. this is it. what we were waiting for, a tough, sharp statement of what this re-election means. it means that people will know we have a president who is ready to stand his ground for jobs, for growth, but not the bush/romney way, no more trickle down now that the people of this country have sent their message from the gound up. armed for combat, barack obama takes the felt against the very forces who fought to cut him down. he will be a democratic president. he will be fair on tacks. he will use those taxes to rebuild this country and educate it up to the tough competition we face in the 21st century. he's backed by a majority of the american people, indeed re-elects as the only democrat with the civil war with tw
and vermont new hampshire and iowa. then just this week we added washington state and then just -- they would do nothing at all. eventually, have a bunch more states jumping on and then the supreme court can say we have a national consensus trend and the rest of you states, you gotta get on board too. >> eliot: do you think most people would appreciate -- it makes it easier for supreme court and at some point makes it imperative for the supreme court to embrace rights that have bubbled up more organically. that's what we saw on election day with state referenda expanding the marriage. >> the ninth amendment talks about rights of the people. the 14th amendment talks about privileges and immunitieses of citizens. from the citizenry from the people at a certain point. new rights. at a certain point the supreme court says yes this has now become part of the national fabric and you other states have to get on board. think about, for example women's rights. there was a time when it was okay for government to discriminate
it wrong. in his "washington examiner" column yesterday, michael said flatly, i was wrong. but he followed up with the line, i take some pleasure in finding that i've been wrong because it is an opportunity to learn more. i think we all share that sentiment. after michel's speech will turn to henry olsen to talk about what defeat means for the republican party. the firing squad is assembled and the recriminations phase has begun. the "washington times" said in an editorial that chris christie should be excommunicated. [laughter] and jenny beth martin, head of the tea party patriots had this to say about romney. he was weak, moderate, handpicked by the establishment and about what -- beltway elite. it doesn't work and it is time to find someone who embraces our value to henry will tell us what values the bar should learn. henry by the way called the popular vote on the nose in this election. he and nate silver deserve kudos overall pick finally we're going to turn to norm to talk about what this election means for the house and the senate and this is quickly. i should report that norms a bo
of representatives is a deal likely? erskine bowles wrote today in "the washington post" and i quote... but throughout the campaign, president obama insisted that any deal must include tax hikes on the well-to-do. something this campaign senior as viser david axelrod emphasized today. >> he talked about it in debates and speeches. on the need for balanced deficit reduction that included some new revenues and he was re-elected by you know, in a significant way. but if the attitude is that, you know nothing happened on tuesday, that would be unfortunate. >> eliot: that seems to be house speaker john boehner's attitude toward any tax hike at all. take a listen. >> raising tax rates is unacceptable and frankly it couldn't even pass the house. i'm not sure it could pass the senate. so the votes aren't there. what i did yesterday was lay out a reasonable, responsible way forward to avoid the fiscal cliff and that's through putting increased revenues on the table but through reforming our tax code. >> eliot: for more on the
in january 1st if washington can't reach a deal. a lot of people fear it's going to be a repeat of what happened in 2011 when the republicans 4e8d the debt ceiling hostage to get what they wanted. but thing, i guess, you could say are a bit different. we are two days removed from a landslide victory, as well as a new 55-45 democratic senate majority. the president is also the winner of the popular vote. did you hear that, republicans? winner of the popular vote with the majority of the country supporting him. the only area in government where the democrats fell shot was in the congress, the house of representatives. the should be enough to deny president obama a mandate. mitch mcconnell made a statement saying the voters have not endorsed the failures or successes, simply given him more time to finish the job they asked him to do, together with a congress that restored balance to washington after two years of one-party control. now, not so fast. the actual number of votes cast for house seats favored the democrats by a half a million votes. this is no man dade for house republicans, but
on craigslist. ♪ nah, nah, nah, nah ♪ >> stephanie: washington state has voted for same-sex marriage. and in minnesota richard karlbahbah joins us now. good morning richard. >> good morning, thanks for having me on. >> stephanie: congratulations for your quality news from minnesota. >> it's fantastic. >> stephanie: the news could hardly be better this week. it takes away that talking point, right? >> yeah and the great thing is that the united states didn't just beat them when they are on defense, which we have done in the state house in the past but we beat them when the national organization for marriage was on offense, and they have been so successful on offense, and that i think -- and they lost in the heartland of this country, so the midwest's values are not buying what they are selling anymore, that's for sure. >> stephanie: yeah, it really is exciting. they even sound like dinosaurs. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: tony perkins our good friend -- >> no, mother no -- >> stephanie: not that guy. he said civil disoh beence may be required
on to the national news show and he remains the hardest get in washington. but senator franken is always available to local minnesota media and he will surely pick up more editorial endorsements in minnesota for his first campaign and is also highly respected by his colleagues on both sides of the aisle because he does not fight for his place for the national media spotlight. he is known for a hard-working committee member. that is right. the only stand-up comedian is regarded as a serious man of the senate and minnesota voters now know that al franken did not did that so that he could get on tv more. and i have no doubt that they are going to reward him for that. when he runs for re-election. al franken was laboring under a rare burden when he became a freshman senator. he was more famous than almost every senator there. imagine how much better he was able to get along with his colleagues when they realized he was never going to take their seat on "meet the press" or any show they wanted to be on. by the time i privately advised senator franken, the special burden on freshman senators who are alr
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